The compact SUV should make a big splash in its segment with sharp styling, bright colors and the automaker's excellent infotainment and driver aid tech.
Hyundai's Kona compact SUV makes landfall in the U.S. market at the 2017 LA Auto Show.
With the debut, we gain a bit more insight into packaging and launch window.
The 2018 Kona will be available at Hyundai dealers in the first quarter of 2018. That's not far off, yet we still don't have details on pricing.
We do know that the B-segment crossover will be offered with a choice of two engines.
The entry point is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that outputs147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated with a six-speed automatic transmission in both front and all-wheel drive configurations.
The step up is a 1.6-liter turbocharged Gamma four-cylinder generating 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. This mill sends its power through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.
Hyundai's Safety Sense driver aid suite is available with lane keeping assist, blind-spot warning and forward collision-avoidance with pedestrian detection.
The dashboard is home to the automaker's BlueLink infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. We've seen it dozens of times before and it's always good.
Keep scrolling for even more pictures of the 2018 Hyundai Kona and be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2017 LA Auto Show.
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